Virginia Eubanks

National Fellow, 2016

Virginia Eubanks, National Fellow, spent her fellowship year pursuing a three-year research study into digital privacy, economic inequality and data-based discrimination. Funded by the Digital Trust Foundation, this project engages a team of grassroots organizations—The Center for Community Transitions (Charlotte, North Carolina), Allied Media Projects (Detroit, Michigan), and Los Angeles Community Action Network/Stop LAPD Spying (Los Angeles, California)—to examine and address the collection, storage, and sharing of personal data in poor and working-class neighborhoods across the U.S. Eubanks writes for the Nation, the American Prospect, and Equal Future and founded a social justice organization focused on technology and economic justice, the Popular Technology Workshops. She is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age and co-editor of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith.

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